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We play it (almost) like this: http://www.csabi.nhely.hu/system/1t.htm
Aug. 11
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We always used to bid 2 lacking support and 4. Nowadays 2-way checkback is more fashionable.
Aug. 2
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Other: if you play only 1 checkback then opener should bid 3 instead of 2, showing upper range, 3 card spade support and 5 cards in .
Aug. 2
Csaba Czimer edited this comment Aug. 2
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Names please! A bit off-topic, I know, but annoying. Next time they open 1 any in third seat, just alert it and say that it can be very weak. Your partner is also entitled to know what they know. I bet they knew it and did not alert or announce. Or did they?
Aug. 2
Csaba Czimer edited this comment Aug. 2
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They always bid something and 3 times out of 10 they just don't have the hand that we expect. Normal.
July 24
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In a pro - client partnership I can imagine that the client should signal what (s)he has and the pro signals what the client should lead :)
July 18
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It is a tough question. There are (at least) two schools:

1. Discards show (lack of) values in the suit, partner should figure out what to do based on the info. A book that I liked very much taught this way.

2. Discards show wishes what partner should (not) lead. I also know expert players who believe in this version.

I don't know which one is better or more popular amongst experts, thus, you'd better agree with your partner, which philosophy you prefer.
July 18
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Fred, you are my hero.
Thank you for Bridge Master, BBO, LTPB, the bridge movie platform, deal of the week, and your other articles. (have I missed something?)
Enjoy your retirement.
July 18
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At our table this hand passed all the way. Her partner opened with Qx, KQxxx, xxx, xxx. Screens. No alert. At least she misdefended (played for partner having K) and we made 4.

http://db.eurobridge.org/repository/competitions/19Istanbul/microSite/Asp/BoardAcross.asp?qboard=028.06..1600
June 23
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The cuisine is excellent, really. Especially outside, and in the hotel too.
June 18
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I don't think that a non-2 (waiting) response can contain a 2nd suit, thus 3 shoud be a cue.
June 10
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Partner promises 3 keycards, and you can see another 3 in your own hand. Just show me a single player on earth, who bids anything without thinking in this case.
I think that slow bidding in this case shows two things:
1. the asker can add up 3 and 3
2. … and can count to 5.
Then was thinking about what went wrong.

thus Steve and Kit are right, it suggests that asker has 3 keycards too :)
Anyway, with 6 of them on their line he should have bid 7NT himself :)
May 22
Csaba Czimer edited this comment May 22
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In the diagram Mari's name is misspelled.
May 16
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Same as on 2: hearts or T/O of hearts, opener will hopefully tell us.
May 12
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T from Tx is a Grosvenor in this case :)
May 10
Csaba Czimer edited this comment May 10
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What if west drops the 10 in the first round? In this case it's useful to know who is west.
May 8
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Nicolas, this sounds very interesting. Can you publish some of those lists in another post? With methodology if possible.
I hope it would not violate anyone's personality rights.
May 5
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The solution is easy: AVG+ score should be 55% instead of 60%, you rarely win anything with that score.
May 5
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board 12: you needed something more beside the heart finesse (either the diamond ace sitting well or hearts 3-2)
April 27
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For me 2 = 10, DBL = 5, pass = 3, 3 = 2
April 26
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